By and large, there are a few products that sell in the global space. Similarly as every nation has regular assets that are extraordinary to them, Nigeria has a ton of produce that are popular in different parts of the nation and subsequently can be sent out.
For example, in Nigeria, trading horticultural produce is a decent way for starting. There are a few rural items in Nigeria which are popular in different nations.
a. Sesame Seed
Nigeria is one of the top global producers and exporters of sesame with many years of stable production. Nigeria is the 7th largest producer of sesame seed worldwide and about 80% of her production is exported.
It contains relatively high nutritional content with health benefits, and 99% minimum purity. The demand for the seed keeps growing at the rate of 4% yearly and two of its important destinations include the Middle East and Asia.
Cashew nut, Kola nut, and other kinds of nuts are said to have high health benefits therefore, they are on high demand in the international space.
Nigeria covers about 20% of world in-shell cashew production and is a leading exporter of cashew nuts and the fourth-largest producer worldwide. The major importers are India and Vietnam.
c. Bitter Kola
Bitter (Gracinia) kola is in great demand in countries like America, Japan, India, France, Britain, Germany, China, and other Asian countries. It is mostly found in African countries and Nigeria is one of its largest exporters.
d. Ginger & Garlic
This is one of the most traded spices in the world. Its health benefit is limitless and as such is in high demand. They are readily available and can be exported with ease following the steps we listed.
There are different types of charcoal to export. There are hardwood charcoal, charcoal briquettes, BBQ Charcoal, and Shisha Charcoal. It is produced in places like Nassarawa, Jebba, Oyo, Egbe e.t.c. and is one of the most exported products in 2019.
Also, the quality of the charcoal produced in Nigeria is one of the best in the world. Hence, Asian, European and American countries make high demands from us.
Nigeria produces almost a third more volume of cassava compared to other African countries, including Malawi, Cameroon, Mozambique, Benin, Rwanda, Madagascar, Uganda.
Also, over 800 million people world-wide depend on cassava as a regular source of energy. For example, Cassava tubers may be processed into different kinds of products such as chips, starch, pellets, flakes et.c. All of these are in high demand in UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and other countries.
There is no gainsaying that cocoa is used for chocolate, beverage, health and pharmaceutical products and therefore in high demands in virtually all the countries of the world.
Nigeria exports thousand tons of cocoa on a yearly basis, with an increase by 20% from 2016 to 2017. It is the fourth-largest producer, covering a 6.5% share of global production, with a 4% growth projection per annum in subsequent years.
Also, the cocoa beans account for almost 90% of the 804 million USD of Nigerian cocoa exports. Cocoa butter and cocoa paste are exported quite significantly. It is in high demand in Netherland, USA, Malaysia, Belgium and other countries.
h. Plantain Flour
Nigeria is the world’s fourth largest producer of plantains, with 2.8 million MT annually after Ghana with 3.6 million MT according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FOA).
Apart from the local demand for plantain flour in Nigeria, large number of Nigerians and other Africans living in Europe, America and Asia has made packaged plantain flour export business lucrative.